Late goal denies Town elusive first league success

PUBLISHED: 12:30 15 November 2011

Football from Saturday 12th November, Honiton (red) played Awliscombe. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 6747-46-11AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Football from Saturday 12th November, Honiton (red) played Awliscombe. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 6747-46-11AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Honiton Town banked another point in a 2-2 draw with Clyst Valley.

In recent games Town have been showing an improvement, but whilst it was a third successive game without defeat, boss Gary Osbourne was not happy post match.

He said: “In all honesty we were poor. It was comfortably our poorest showing of the last three games but I guess a huge plus for us is that despite playing so below par we have gone another game unbeaten and if we can keep taking small positive steps forward then we’ll get there in the long run but there’s no doubt we need that first win to give us all renewed confidence!”

Town trailed to an early second half goal before Steve Rampaul and Darren Witt put them ahead.

They looked set to bag a first win of the league term but a contentious equaliser when the referee adjudged the ball to have crossed the line when it bounced down from the cross bar, left them taking just a point for their efforts.

Osbourne said: “It was desperately disappointing that, despite not playing well, we were denied that first win by a decision made some distance from the point of action. However, I guess that is just typical of the lack of good fortune you get when you are battling for a first win!”

On Saturday Town entertain eight placed Pinhoe with whom they drew 2-2 as recently as last month.

Osbourne says of Saturday’s game: “It’s one we can win and that’s what we’ll be looking to do. I am convinced that that elusive first win is not far off for us.”


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